Associations - Vie citoyenne
Would you like to become a member of an association, or even get involved and give your time? There is no shortage of associations in Strasbourg! Here are a few tips to help you find the one that suits you best and to become a player in the world around you.
There are many very dynamic student associations in the area. Some are specialised in organising events related to welcoming and exchanging international and local students, such as ESN Strasbourg, supporting young people in difficulty at school such as AFEV, music, such as the Strasbourg University Orchestra, or theatre, such as ARTUS, sustainable development, such as Campus Vert Strasbourg... others offer alternative places, such as the Agoraé Esplanade and Gallia (solidarity grocery shops) run by AFGES, which also has some 30 associations.
Find them during the village of associations at the beginning of the school year or in the directory of student associations in Alsace, produced as part of the Schéma Directeur de la Vie Etudiante - Alsace, which links the higher education establishments - Unistra, UHA, INSA, ENGEES, ENSAS, HEAR and the BNU - in partnership with the Crous: https://assoetu.sdvealsace.fr/
This is a place for meeting, talking, thinking and advising, with the goal of promoting and facilitating life for local associations.
The Discrimination Prevention Centre of the City of Strasbourg includes numerous actors of the local area and publishes a directory of associations that are active in this area.
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Request for financial support
Depending on the nature of your association and your project, various departments of the City or Eurometropole of Strasbourg can support your project. In order to facilitate the correct orientation and the constitution of your grant application, you can contact the "Mission Vie étudiante" by e-mail: email@example.com to agree on a telephone conversation and the sending of the file to be completed.
Please note: You must take the necessary steps well in advance, as there are unavoidable delays linked to the deliberative process (application form to be included at least 3 to 4 months before the potential vote at the Council) and various validation bodies before the vote!
In-kind support can be envisaged with much less restrictive deadlines and procedures. For more information, contact the Student Life Mission by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are various ways to get involved during or after your studies. Become a volunteer or a civic service volunteer? We give you advice and inform you about your rights and obligations here.
Volunteering also allows you to get involved by devoting part of your time to the activities of an association without pay. The fields of activity are diverse, such as sport, culture, humanitarian aid, health, defence of rights or education.
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Civic Service is volunteer work serving the public interest, open to all young people ages 16 to 25, with no diploma requirement
UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA OF STUDENT COMMITMENT
There is a specific diploma, the DUEE, awarded by the University of Strasbourg, which recognises and values student commitment. More information here.
In Strasbourg, local democracy means letting everyone have access to the public debate, consensus-seeking and exchange. The Youth Council enables young people in Strasbourg to make their voices heard.
Neighbourhood councils are a forum for debate enabling a neighbourhood's inhabitants, associations and actors to give their opinions on neighbourhood projects and also to make proposals to the City to improve everyday life.
Lots of information on how to find out about and/or take part in civic initiatives in the City of Strasbourg or the Eurometropole.
Anyone can become a volunteer fireman under certain conditions. The SPV participates throughout the territory in civil security missions entrusted to the fire and rescue services.
EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) allows you to carry out a voluntary mission, an internship or a professional activity throughout Europe.
Multilingual digital platform to get your views on the Europe of tomorrow.
Since 1 January 2016, the Erasmus+ France Youth & Sport Agency has joined the Civic Service Agency (GIP) to form a single operator at the service of young people's European commitment and mobility. Find out here how to set up an erasmus+ youth project.
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND SOLIDARITY VOLUNTEERING
They allow you to carry out solidarity missions and/or have intercultural experiences anywhere in the world. Find out more.
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING IN COMPANIES OR ADMINISTRATIONS
Paid VIE or VIA missions allow 18 to 28 year-olds to start their career abroad for government services abroad or in international companies.
The Franco-German Youth Office has set up a voluntary service allowing young people aged 18 to 25 living in France to spend a year in Germany and to work in a host organisation for its professional and social skills.